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Breast Explant Journey - The First 2 Weeks (graphic and nudity warning) Bii Before After Photos

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Before I start I am going to say that photos will be graphic for some and YES will contain actual breasts! Nude boobies. Yup! No top on... So if this offends you please move along as I believe this is the transparency I want to show because when I made this choice I researched my life away trying to find someone willing to be honest and show me outcome.

Let's rewind to 2001....

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Kids lunch ideas with Sargento cheese slices!

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Sponsored by Sargento

First of all I have to say picking kids lunches can be tough! We want to offer them healthy and nutritious foods but truthfully those end of in the garbage at school or comeback gross and soggy in their lunch kit.

For those who don't know I have a 21 year old too so I have been doing this for a LONG time! I realized giving the kids a choice of quality items made them feel like they got what they picked. Instead of asking "Do you want a peanut butter and jam sandwich or this collard green wrap?" I would ask "What type of cheese do you want to pick for your greens wrap?". Another thing I found is my kids always ate what they made. There was something there to be proud about and it helped them experiment with so many new things!

So on to a few lunch ideas that we use!

While many kids love the flavor of the mozzarella, mild cheddar and Colby Jack we mixed it u with a few of King's faves. He is a huge cheese fan so he loves every type of slice we buy. Of course you can use any Sargento cheese that your family loves! Also, under no way are we a no bread family. King takes a classic turkey and cheddar sandwich to lunch too! We just like having alternatives.

Veggie Rice bowl with Easy Cilantro & Avocado Dressing

Monday, July 15, 2019

This cilantro dressing is one of my favorite light flavor dressings. You can use either fresh or frozen avocado for it. It lasts about 10 days in the fridge well sealed. ( I use my WEAN GREEN linked HERE)



For this post I used Right Rice a rice alternative but you can use any preferred rice or even a greens bottom. For your bowl place cooked rice in bottom and simply layer any of your favorite vegetables on top. I always add Kimchi to mine as the spice and zing added to the bowl works perfect!

My rice bowl had avocado, shredded beets, cherry tomatoes (salt these before adding to bowl), sprouted micro greens, red pepper, kimchi and arugula.

Chipotle Aioli Recipe

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

As promised I am uploading my chipotle aioli recipe in partnership with Best Foods Mayonnaise.



This aioli is perfect for burgers, as a dip for grilled potatoes or roasted vegetables. It is the easiest thing to make yet packs so much flavor and punch for dishes. I keep mine in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

Caper & Dill Hearty Potato Salad Recipe

Saturday, July 6, 2019

A very easy and very flavorful potato salad I have ben making for years!


Ingredients needed :

Sun-dried Tomatoes

Since I had started a garden I ended up with an excess amount of tomatoes! I decided to try making my own sun dried tomatoes. I can not believe how tasty these are when you make them at home!!

Slice tomatoes 1/4" thick
Spray a VERY light layer of coconut oil spray on baking sheet.
Lay tomatoes on sheet and salt lightly with pink Himalayan sea salt.



Place out in sun.

Cooking with Carmen!

I had taken a break from blogging for sometime after feeling a little uninspired. Throughout this time I continued to share my life on social media and love doing so! Something that always gets people interacting and asking me to post more of is my cooking. 

A little background about me and cooking.

My super organized closet with Modular Closets

Tuesday, February 19, 2019


Let me start with this.
Kurt and Carmen are walking into this ugly home looking to buy a fixer upper and the minute Kurt walks into the master bedroom and sees the small long closet WITHOUT doors (yes, they removed all doors in the house??) Kurt turns and says "Let's go! This is not the house for us. We can live without many things but not a closet!"

I knew this home had potential and wasn't walking away. I also wasn't minding downsizing some of my clothing and shoes since I still had a few items that made me feel like garbage because over time you gain weight and the ones that didn't fit gave me bad feelings.

New Home + New Year

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

I am so excited to have something that I am passionate about to share again! I loved writing blog posts when Apple was a baby about gear and parenting. This last year I had been so focused on building the brand Dringk Eatery + Bar I hadn't posted much here!

Now to the house stuff! We bought a fixer upper! I can't wait to share as we upgrade each of the rooms! 

I have started by painting the house entirely inside and installed new flooring. It was a dingy grayish white and the previous people removed the flooring. Concrete was not my thing! My initial plan is to upgrade the kitchen first then move on to the living room and master bathroom. Eventually I will be replacing the windows and doors but I need to plant my money tree first!

Here are a few before pics. I am also linking the latest upgrades I am getting asked about that I did in the kitchen. I have changed my mind on the backsplash so that has gone on hold and I am still deciding on the island that I want to put on. At first I wanted to do black but I may now do a solid granite one.

The following posts I will be better at getting proper before pictures. I was a little overwhelmed with Ace our dog dying, Christmas and moving during a very busy week at our biz!


The before wall color. It has low ceilings so I wanted to make it as bright as possible.
We also had the ugliest vent from a swamp cooler that I had removed.

This light is going bye bye!
And so did the concrete floors.


Picking the right flooring is hard! We chose Lifeproof in color "Walton Oak" from Home Depot




Flooring down! It is dark when cloudy and nice and bright on light days. We have many bright days in Palm Springs so it is just perfect!

Apple caught testing paint in the master bedroom.



Wall Color : Semi Gloss Behr PURE WHITE
Ceiling Color : Flat Behr PURE WHITE
Master Bedroom : Behr INK BLACK

Before handles

Quick kitchen upgrade while we wait for tile, appliances, island and more!



Handles Linked HERE


This stove is being replaced along with other appliances. 


I will be linking most of my finds and loves on my new Amazon page!





 

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